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A Day in the Life of a Geotechnical Consultant
We shape the modern landscape. Find out how we are tied to the earth and foundations.
Award-Winning Project Spotlight: Science Drive Parking Garage
Every year, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) hosts an Engineering Excellence Awards competition , where it cho...
Shout Out to Geotechnical Engineers
Delaware Bridge “...a DEFCON-5 for a Transportation System” -Delaware Transportation Secretary Shailen P. Bhatt On May 29, geotech...
Baltimore Retaining Wall Failure
Over the years, we have consulted on numerous slope and retaining wall failures. The recent retaining wall failure adjacent to a r...
Drying Soils Chemically Using Lime
Photo courtesy of Carmeuse Lime and Stone Company Lime is a useful tool for earthwork contractors struggling with wet soils. When...
Winter Grading
Summer is typically the best time to start site grading. Unfortunately, not all projects can be completed before winter weather se...
GeoVirginia Conference: “Lessons Learned in Geotechnical Engineering”
GeoVirginia is a geotechnical conference focused on lessons learned from case histories. The main goal of the conference is to lea...
Building in Karst Environments
Karst is a term used to describe an area where limestone bedrock has eroded in an irregular manner. This irregular erosion is caus...
Could a Deadly Sinkhole Happen in Virginia?
March 5, 2013 – ECS Geotechnical Engineer Bob Moss (Richmond) tells a local television audience the answer. Click here CBS 6 Richm...
ECS Seismographs Record Vibrations from Mineral Earthquake
During the last week of August we had approximately 30 seismographs placed around the Washington, D.C. area to monitor constructio...
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